Wiggaton man handed MBE

PUBLISHED: 16:01 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 16:43 14 April 2010

Richard Yates,

Richard Yates,

A WIGGATON man has been awarded an MBE by the Queen for his achievements in the RAF.

A WIGGATON man has been awarded an MBE by the Queen for his achievements in the RAF.

Squardron leader Richard Richard Yates, 37, received the honour at Buckingham Palace earlier this month.

Richard, who is a navigator on Tornado jets is currently on a tour of duty in the Middle East.

Proud mum Anne, of Sandgate Lane, said her family was "thrilled" by the achievement and she hoped to see her son before Christmas.

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